"Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now." Matthew 6:34a
God has certainly gotten my attention with this extra week of waiting that I did not want. I truly wish I were free to talk about the details, but let me just say that because of this time that I would not have otherwise had, the whole way I am feeling about going into the pelting shoe event has changed, indeed I think the event itself have may have had some changes. I cannot help but think that this has something to do with the sheer force of prayer energy that is being generated. Here again, my logic mind argues with my faith heart and faith wins. Which is, when I consider it, a really good thing.
I have also had time to think more about the forgiveness end of things. That certainly is a recurrent theme in my life. There will be more on this here, I'm sure. I have had conversations about it, preached on it, read about it, and I still don't know that I really have a handle on it. Especially in situations like this one, or others where there are "things are going on" that have the potential to make a great and life-changing difference for someone. Forgiving, holding accountable, turning the other cheek, confronting in love, it all gets very muddled about what goes where for me....and I think I'm not alone here. So if I can figure it out a little better, maybe I can help other people do that too.
But for tonight I find myself feeling more peace and gratitude than I have felt in a good couple weeks now. A sense of truly being under that wing, at the banquet truly able to enjoy the feast for the first time in a good while. Thanks be to God.